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Yard and Garden: Germinating Seeds For Future Growth

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 04:59

As fall approaches, it’s time to start thinking about germinating seeds for the upcoming growing season. Starting them outdoors and then transferring inside can lead to good results. How can this be accomplished?

Tree Steward Program to Train Community Members

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 04:10

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is reviving its Community Tree Steward program, a seven-meeting course designed to train community members on proper selection, care and maintenance of trees.

Yard and Garden: How to Overseed a Lawn

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 04:43

Overseeding is one way to improve an existing lawn that is in poor condition. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on how to overseed, what seed to use and how to ensure good germination.

Yard and Garden: Successfully Growing Grapes In Iowa

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 03:39

Home gardeners can successfully grow grapes in Iowa’s climate. Grapes can flourish in a backyard garden or a vineyard, but obstacles like insects and knowing the proper harvest time can keep them from reaching their full potential.

New Emerald Ash Borer Resources Available from ISU Extension and Outreach Forestry Program

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 04:29

New forestry resources are available from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to assist with emerald ash borer management decisions. ISU Extension and Outreach has released three new publications to assist in making informed decisions about hiring arborists and selecting replacement trees.

Yard and Garden: Harvesting Tree Fruits

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 09:02

Fruit trees can provide an abundance of nutritious, high quality, fresh fruit during the growing season. However, it can be difficult to know when to harvest fruit such as plums, apricots and peaches for full flavor and value.